Full Scholarships Are
1891 Alum’s Legacy
Four exceptional students
named Dorsey Scholars
Service and leadership are Emphasis of new program
Four exceptional first-year students who are especially motivated to build successful lives of leadership, service and social responsibility form the inaugural cohort of McDaniel’s competitive new Dorsey Scholars Program, which awards comprehensive scholarships covering full tuition, room and board and provides distinctive opportunities, such as travel with President Roger Casey as ambassadors of the college.
The program is named for 1891 alumnus Philip Henry Dorsey, whose $6.7 million bequest established the largest endowment for student scholarships in the college’s history. Potential Dorsey Scholars do not apply for the award, but are selected from McDaniel’s Honors Program applicant pool. Scholars must maintain a 3.5 GPA and live on campus. They are also invited to enroll in the Honors Program. Meet our Dorsey Scholars.
HOMECOMING on the HILL
Oct. 24 - 25
What Can You Make Possible For Today's Students?
Learn the impact of your gift to the Fund for McDaniel
Dive into Research
Senior’s Interest In
Clean Water Deepens
Alexa Riland ’15 spent the summer studying tiny protozoans living in the sea grass in the Mediterranean shallows around Mallorca off the coast of Spain. Her research at the University of Balearic Islands into the health of the sea grass and overall water quality — as reflected by the protozoans’ skeletal remains — was entirely funded by a Cargill Foundation grant.
The Cargill grant has also sent McDaniel’s Environmental Studies students to Hawaii to study Humpback Whale migration and Guyana to study bat biodiversity. The experience affirmed Riland’s career interest in water quality: “It was simply the coolest summer of my entire life.” FULL STORY
Athlete of the
Kloe Martin led the volleyball team to a 3-1 week with 51 points in the four matches she played, averaging 3.92 points over 13 sets. MORE »
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FIRST JOB: Ebola Vaccine Researcher
Biology Major Works
To Help Save Lives
In the midst of history’s largest and deadliest Ebola virus outbreak, Rebekah James ’13 is on the frontlines of research to prevent future epidemics of the hemorrhagic fever. At the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md., she runs flow cytometry, ELISAs, and other assays – some of which she first learned in Eaton Hall as an undergraduate – all with the goal to contribute to a vaccine for the virus. Most often, James works with non-deadly irradiated forms of the Ebola virus, although occasionally she dons protective gear to work with live viruses.
“The work we do is extremely rewarding because we are discovering new things about the virus which will eventually help save lives,” she says.
Nights Are For Earning Your Master's Degree
Learn about advancing your education and career at McDaniel’s Graduate Open House 5:30-7p.m. Oct. 30.